If you were an NBA owner, what would you do after your squad was ousted from the divisional final three years in a row? Instead of making improvements, would you sit on your duff all summer and take the theres always next season approach? If youre Detroit Pistons head honcho William Davidson, thats exactly what youd do. Then youd unexpectedly throw a curveball two games into the season and make the franchise-defining trade of the year, sending Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Allen Iverson. Well see how the Pistons better-late-than-never ways match up against the surging Phoenix Suns.
Sun., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., 2008